ERIC Number: ED443939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of School Choice on Integration in Milwaukee Private Schools. Current Education Issues.
Fuller, Howard L.; Mitchell, George A.
This report presents data for the 1999-2000 school year on 86 of 91 private choice schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. These schools enrolled 7,430 of 7,913 Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) students. These enrollment data were compared with enrollment data for all 99,990 students in the Milwaukee school system. Religious schools enrolled most (62%) of the low-income choice students, leading to more integration in the MPCP schools than in the system as a whole. Continuing a pattern that preceded the MPCP, nonreligious private schools in Milwaukee were less integrated than Milwaukee's public schools. Adding religious schools to the MPCP, as was done in 1998, has meant more integration in the choice schools. In 1999-2000, half of the students in the public schools attended racially isolated schools (where 90% of the enrollment is either "minority" or white), compared with 30% at the religious private schools. Appendixes contain enrollment figures for the nonreligious and religious MPCP schools. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI. Coll. of Arts and Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)